Guyana tourism authority aims to promote community tourism

Published on : Monday, December 24, 2018

The Guyana Tourism Authority said that it is doing the groundwork to support a drive to promote community tourism in Guyana.

GTA’s director, Brian Mullis, highlighted several primary objectives, including raising the profile of the organization, undertaking a needs assessment and conducting training sessions in the regions, along with drafting a community-led tourism framework.

Mullis said that the GTA has been working closely with indigenous communities to restructure and expand plans to promote tourism in communities across the regions.

Also, developing eco-tourism is part of the effort. The government plans to promote economic growth and community development via creation of nature-based and community-based eco-tourism businesses in indigenous communities.

The government also said it has allocated funds to build eco-tourism lodges, benabs, nature trails, and to provide training of tour guides, customer service, and hospitality in several areas across the country.

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